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Behemoth Baby of Beaver City

Mary Chambers of Beaver City, said to be the world's largest baby, weighed a hundred pounds when she was two years old.

Mary's remarkable proportions (as well as the hard times of the 1890s) prompted her parents to exhibit the child on Decoration Day in 1896 for a ten-cent admission fee.


Right: Front Page of Beaver City, Beaver Valley Tribune, May 22, 1896

Mary Chambers 1896

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